Torun, Poland on a Weekend

Torun, Poland on a Weekend, Torun, Poland (B)

One of the cities that tourists often overlook in Poland is Torun, the birthplace of astronomer Nicholas Copernicus and a city that’s famous for its delicious gingerbread. I had always wanted to go to Torun and finally did so this weekend. Let’s jump right into what my itinerary mostly looked like on a short trip to this beautiful, medieval city.

The old town of Torun is small and easily walkable. The medieval town is lined with historic buildings and contains many important structures such as the Old Town Hall, leaning tower and castle ruins.

The old quarter is a UNESCO world heritage site and layout of the town remains mostly unchanged since the Middle Ages. It was a Sunday when we visited and there were market stalls selling traditional goods in the old town. It was lovely walking on the charming cobblestone streets of this pretty town admiring the architecture, browsing the markets and soaking in the atmosphere.

You’ll find this beautiful Gothic style town hall in the old town square. There’s a museum inside the town hall, however we skipped it and just climbed the tower. The 175 stairs leading to the top were all different in size and length, so it was quite a workout. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Torun, Poland on a Weekend
Guide Location: Poland » Torun
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Pooja Gautam
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Old Town Hall
  • Gingerbread Museum